Susan B. Martinez, Ph.D., is a writer, linguist, teacher, and paranormal researcher with a doctorate in anthropology from Columbia University. She ist also the author of several books, including Time of the Quickening, she lives in Clayton, Georgia.
In this interview Susan talks to Rudolf and his co-host Lena about Susan’s new book “Field Guide to the Spirit World”, but also a bit about Susan’s background, and there especially about Faithism, aka Spiritualism, and the Oahspe Bible.


We are spirits housed in a body, and just as houses can be haunted, so can people. When the living succumb to dissociative states of consciousness, they become a magnet for lost but clinging spirits. Known as jinn, dybbuk, daemon, wuqabi, or simply the undead, they hover unseen on the earth plane, ready to inhabit the most suitable body available.

Documenting the life of wandering spirits and their impact on vulnerable human targets, Susan Martinez offers a radical departure from the standard psychological explanations for a host of pathological behaviors.

Martinez presents “overshadowing” by spirits as a universal, cross-cultural phenomenon, documenting modern and traditional accounts as well as corroborating indigenous beliefs.


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